|[krd-009] VIGO - BANG! - Khavn dela Cruz|
Vigo, the six member chamber jazz avant pop collective from Manila, take their name from Jean Vigo, the French filmmaker who died from tuberculosis in 1934 at age 29 leaving behinda mere two films. The associations between the band and the man have to do with how both are proprietors of certain modes of ardor and certain modes of insanity. Love and lunacy. And a little of that fierce romanticism that a life that ends before its time and as it's cresting...
Keywords: avant-pop; neo-jazz; jazz; vocals; band; acoustic; pop; indie
|[krd-008] Khavn - Unrequited - Khavn dela Cruz|
Another homemade demo album of heartbreaking acoustic avant-pop. Consider this a collection of love songs for the bitter, the pathetic and the unrequited. In "My Anima" Khavn sings "it's pathetic, you're just a dream/ like this life I'm living" and he captures the essence of this album: a constant and nagging unobtainability which has been put on a pedestal and adored as a badge of honor, emotional pain as an undeniable proof of existence...
Keywords: avant-pop; emo; guitar; vocals; piano; acoustic; pop; indie